Jews in Europe Report a Surge in Anti-Semitism

(New York Times) Andrew Higgins - Fear of rising anti-Semitism in Europe has prompted nearly a third of European Jews to consider emigration because they do not feel safe in their home country, according to a detailed survey of Jewish perceptions by the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency that monitors discrimination. 66% of respondents said they considered anti-Semitism to be a major problem in their countries, while 76% said the situation had become more acute over the past five years. More than three-quarters of Jews with experience of anti-Semitic harassment said they had not reported the incidents to the police. 27% said the perpetrators of anti-Semitic harassment had "Muslim extremist views," 22% said they had "left-wing political views" and 19% blamed people with "right-wing views."

2013-11-08 00:00:00

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